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Home Decor Trends 2009
Revamp your home with the latest colour trends and decorating schemes for the New Year.
Trends include; Updated Neutrals, Hollywood Glamour, Faded Grandeur, Modern Victorian, Continental Brights, New Retro, Coastal Style and Country House.
Neutral colours, especially those with warm tones, are a lasting decorating favourite, as they are easy on the eye can be used to create a sense of calm. They are also versatile, working just as well in a one bedroom flat as in a 5 bedroom house.
This season, cosy creams and warm whites are joined by chalky grey, gentle light brown and soothing pale green, which will help add depth to your scheme.
Texture also comes to the fore this season, so adorn your home with embellished throws, softly sculptured rugs, rustic ceramics and roughly cut wood to create a charming, relaxed ambience.
This sophisticated look is a move from the monochrome trend that has been popular for a while now. Black and white are still the basics of the scheme, but furniture is more glamorous and is inspired by 1930s Hollywood. Metallic and mirrored pieces and black lacquered surfaces are teamed with sparkling glass and crystal accessories for an elegant feel.
For those who want to bring a sense of romance and history into their homes, but who arent antique fans, this trend of stylishly mixing old and new is ideal. Cherished hand-me-downs and personal treasures sit alongside new buys. This easy-to-achieve yet glamorous style involves mixing lots of different patterns, shapes and colours with confidence and flair.
Rather than the cold bottle greens, sombre reds and deep brown woodwork that played a huge part in the traditional, this new interpretation makes way for vivid hues of pink, purple and turquoise, with decedent touches of gold in the accessories. Velvet textures, luxurious detailing and inventive trims finish the look.
For a vibrant scheme in your home, use bold blocks of bright colours, strong patterns and unfussy furniture that is inspired by contemporary Continental style. Be bold and add splashes of colour to your home.
Retro becomes more polished with favourite furniture and bold patterns now being teamed with streamline key pieces for a fresher, slicker feel. Step back in time to create a smart, trendy scheme.
Refresh your home using the cool colour palette of coastal chic, with icy white and bright blues playing the biggest roles. With its mix of checks and stripes, this summery style is ideal if you want easy-living decor. Accessories with different shades of blue.
Go for the quintessential English style with the country house look. Perfect for older homes, it combines an eclectic mix of patterns, textures and rich warm colour. Create a refined interior with cosy furnishings.
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Article by: www.century21athome.co.za